Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I have photographed only children, six siblings, twins, triplets, couples, new parents... but never had I photographed a family with parents and their two grown children. It was a lovely. Quieter than my typical family session. Not as much whistling and waving of hands to get the attention of a subject who's turned completely away from the camera. No bribing necessary. Just chit chat about Thanksgiving and traveling and the crazy wind the day before. And enjoyment on my part in watching this family quietly interact.
I have spent enough time photographing this family over the past three or four years to have a little better idea of the "real smile" and when the "true personalities" are shining through the camera faces. Little Z. is a sweet affectionate boy with only a twinge of stinker. G. has the just perfect amount of spunk. The two of them are less than a year apart in age, making them sweet pals, partners in crime, or infectious gigglers--all in a span of minutes. I love this photo from our most recent session. The kids holding hands, mom's gorgeous dimple, Z. making eye contact with the camera and G. and Dad looking on from the side. We got some great photos that day, as we always do with this beautiful crew, but this out-take is probably my favorite.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
On the peak fall color day, I met Ruby B. and family at Lost Hill Park on the north side of town, which is off the beaten path for me. For all the north side photographers, however, this was the place to be! We were looking for a barn and some possible fall foliage and the park provided... it was just a matter of working around the [I am not kidding here:] dozen or so other photographers and their clients to get space to shoot! So we ended up on the other side of an "Employees Only" sign at the back side of a hay barn which turned out having just the perfect amount of patina to balance the fresh face of this adorable girl. Behind me was a bonus Osage Orange tree, complete with those irresistible green hedge apples that Ruby's D-da used to provide ample entertainment for the sweet pea, keeping me on the move while she danced and giggled and chased those green balls around. The result:
And when D-da put down the hedge apple and joined Ruby in the frame, I was able to capture the stoic side of her personality before she spotted the swings in the distance and was off and running....
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I am blessed to be a part of the Catholic Culture. I am honored to be sharing it with my children.